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03-06-2011, 09:47 AM #341
03-06-2011, 10:34 AM #342
Hard to tell. My best performance has to be with the tc700 but if I'm any less stable, the x80 gets play time.
03-06-2011, 07:02 PM #343
from what I read I'll definitely choose MX80 over TC700 without a doubt
because TC700 is demanding and quite hard to handle
I'm glad I didn't buy a TC700 when I got a chance
instead I've waited and bought MX80
TC700 is so heavy ... 101 grms wow that's too much for me
03-06-2011, 09:20 PM #344
The tc700 is not that heavy. 101g is the weight of the racket fully set up (string + lots of towel grip), vs 98g for the supposed 4u x80. Indeed, the tc700 is demanding on technique -- something I'm still struggling with, but with a good hit, the tc700 adds an explosive kick accelerating the shuttle very rapidly. This is adds well to wrist smashes, drives and even counter attacks. I'll rate those off days to be 10-15% of play like waking up on the wrong side fo the bed or when suffering a footwork disaster (e.g. playing badminton on an ice skating rink).
However, to each their own. I know of folks who do not like the tc700 and those who loved it. The x80, on the other hand, is an easy racket to like.
03-07-2011, 04:39 AM #345
03-07-2011, 05:09 AM #346
TC700 has a really small sweetspot, so it's very unforgiving if you mistime a few shots, or when you're tired. It uses the same concept as the Vapor Trails and ArcZ - compact head, potent but small sweetspot. Speaking from experience, if you're having a bad day, any of those rackets will only make it worse.
Sounds like the MX80 isn't one of those sorts of marginal rackets, so that's cool
03-07-2011, 06:42 AM #347
forgive me if I'm wrong
but IMHO if any of us are having a bad day
then it doesn't really matter if we use TC700 or Vapour Trail or Arc-Saber Z Slash or MX80
still we will be miss-hitting or our feet tangled
usually I will have a bad day when I'm tired or feeling sleepy (playing at night)
physical fitness is more important than what racket you're using CMIIW
if you're unfit it's more likely that you'll have a bad day
03-07-2011, 07:09 AM #348
To those using the MX80, do u all feel that the string tension is stiffer than wat is supposed to be? E.g u used to string 24lbs, but with MX80 it felt like a 26lb tension? I somehow find the tension to be more stiffer than usual, but of course i've made a change in string size (from my usual 0.68 to 0.66) as my usual strings were out of stock.
03-07-2011, 07:19 AM #349
yes of course
maybe it is due to 80 holes grommet
but also because thinner string (0.65, 0.66mm) tension usually feels tighter than thicker string (example 0.68, 0.70 mm)
so if you usually use 0.66 mm at 26 lbs
when using 0.68 mm you the tension should be 28 lbs
03-07-2011, 10:39 AM #350
However, if you are playing well, the tc700 rewards you massively. I stuck with the tc700 when I was up against opponents much stronger than myself today. We got thrashed badly in the end but I do not imagine my performance will be any better with the mx80 or any other rackets. In fact, I surprised the opponents a little when I managed to bring the kick into play and induced a few loose returns as a result. I'm glad that I did the best I could and accepted that I lost to a way better pair.
Of course, a bad day does not mean framing most shots.. that'll be a day to stop playing altogether and a fishing net might be the only saviour. There are days when your timing are just off by a bit due to either tiredness or other external conditions where I would really appreciate the slightly larger sweetspot and speed of the x80.
03-07-2011, 11:19 AM #351
03-07-2011, 06:51 PM #352
The advantage of the MX80 is that you can use a thinner string at a lower tension and you get the same effect of higher tension. This means you get better feel and repulsion (due to the thinner string) and it will last longer (due to lower tension).
03-07-2011, 07:06 PM #353
03-07-2011, 07:11 PM #354
You think that's crazy, you should try a 94 hole Forza!
Strung one of those at 26lbs and it was like hitting the shuttle with a plank of wood.
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03-08-2011, 03:21 AM #357
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